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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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Address: 2510 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110-2806
Phone Number: 619-298-3317
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A neat history lesson about early San Dieg in the 1840's

Some out of town friends came for visit for several days. We went to Tijuana for half a day, drove the silver strand to Coronado, over the coronado bay bridge and ended up in old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Susie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some out of town friends came for visit for several days. We went to Tijuana for half a day, drove the silver strand to Coronado, over the coronado bay bridge and ended up in old town. We enjoyed a late lunch at Miguel's Cocina and especially liked the jalapeno white sauce served with the hot chips as part of the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First let me say I am not Mormon. I came here not really knowing what to expect. There was one other group in my tour which had 3-4 kids in the group. You go to a couple different rooms with exhibits where the tour guides explain the trip the Mormons made to California which is interesting. In one of the... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a cousins day in Old Town. We went here and had a great time. It was exciting, entertaining and learning. We love the framed pictures, interactive tour and the amazing hands on gold mining, brick building, water pulling back yard. Thank you!

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here with our family of eight and went through the tour. Everything was presented in a fun, interesting manner with a lot of good history. Great for young children and free!

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SLC,UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the history of the Mormon Battalion very interesting. The building is beautiful and air conditioned! The tour was done very well and was great. They had panning for gold at the end for the kids and different areas to show you how the pioneers build different things. I really enjoyed our time there.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You gain a appreciation of the history of the area and done so in a very unique way for a no cost attraction. The facility was top notch and very enjoyable. Our family loved it.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went with grandchildren...the presentation was first class...almost worthy of Disney...although we're not Mormon and not wanting to emphasize the religious aspects, we referred to it as "Pioneer Days" which they could relate to. There is panning for "gold" at the end of the presentation which the children enjoyed and were able to bring home their "nuggets".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We were in old Town and my son saw the cannon out front and had to see it. As with all things Mormon there was a small amount of proselytizing but it was great to hear stories of people motivated by faith. I had no clue the impact the Mormons had in early San Diego history. You get a free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

While visiting Old Town you should definitely stop by and tour the Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Kids and adult will get a kick out of the entertainment. You will walk from room to room learning about the historic trip the Mormons took while volunteering to go to war. There is a lot of technology involved and it’s also interactive. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

They've done an excellent job here with the interactive nature of the tour and telling the story of the Mormon Battalion!!! I took my family of 7 and everyone was entertained for the duration of the tour. We learned a lot, we definitely felt the Spirit as the tales of these pioneers came to life before us. What a sense... More 

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